20 September 2019, Hong Kong SAR – Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Johnson as General Manager of Marco Polo Jinjiang, to lead the decade-young hotel’s management and its operations.
A celebrated, 20-year career in senior leadership roles, Christopher has built a successful name across rapidly-changing markets in Asia with international hotel brands including Hyatt, Hilton, Four Seasons, InterContinental and Fairmont, developing solid business models and a transformational leadership ethos, through his extensive knowledge in hospitality management.
Prior to joining Marco Polo Jinjiang, Christopher held the position of General Manager at Millennium Gaea Resort Hualien, Taiwan. Committed to a lifetime of learning, he recently attended Cornell University where he added Hospitality Digital Marketing to his knowledge base. He also successfully completed Mandarin Language at Tonghai University in Taiwan.
Approaching its 10th anniversary, Marco Polo Jinjiang remains dedicated to connecting its guests with the local culture and traditions, building on its reputation of showcasing both professionalism and hospitality.
Wharf Hotels President, Dr Jennifer Cronin, welcomes the group’s newest General Manager to the Marco Polo Hotels family saying, “We are delighted that Christopher has joined this landmark hotel within our group. With his business acumen, game-changing mindset and passion for achieving exceptional results, I am confident that Christopher will lead the executive team to embrace new opportunities and strive for greater success.”
“I look forward to working together with my new team to maintain the hotel’s position as the utmost in relaxation and luxury in Jinjiang, by providing personalised service and creating everlasting memories for our guests,” said Christopher.
A graduate from Vancouver Community College and the famous Dubrulle Culinary School in Vancouver Canada, Christopher began his career in Culinary Arts, enjoys social sports and travelling and has built a large network through his community work and CSR initiatives.
About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong SAR of China and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong SAR and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the new luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened in January 2018 as the brand's flagship hotel, with one new Niccolo hotel currently under development in Suzhou, China following successful openings in Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha. Marco Polo’s deluxe hotels in established locations maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the philosophies of its namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture - just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Further details are available at wharfhotels.com.
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